Dual-Mode iPhone 5 Shows Up in App Developer Logs


At least one developer reportedly has found evidences confirming fact that Apple is testing the dual-mode iPhone 5, supporting both GSM and CDMA in one phone, against current App Store apps.

The logs show that the app has been briefly tested by a handful of people using what is almost certainly an iPhone 5, evidently running iOS 5, sporting two distinct sets of mobile network codes (MNC) / mobile country codes (MCC). Those codes can be used to uniquely identify mobile carriers.

Sure enough, some registrations for the app – which the developer also asked not to be named – were logged from a new Apple device, using the MNC/MCC codes from both Verizon and AT&T.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011. 16:46

DevTeam Releases Tethered Jailbreak for iOS 5 Beta 6


The iPhone Dev-Team released RedSn0w 0.9.8b6 that supports tethered jailbreak for the most recent iOS 5 beta 6:

We've released redsn0w 0.9.8b6 to jailbreak iOS5 beta6 (point it directly at the beta6 IPSW).

Two important notes about this version:
(1) Please let your device boot normally to IOS5b6 and do a clean shutdown (slide to power off) before jailbreaking.

(2) Boot logos have intentionally been disabled for now, so you'll see a black screen on tethered boots (you can re-enable logos or verbose boot with command-line options if you really want them back).

Due increased sensitivity to abrupt filesystem shutdowns in IOS5b6, it's very important that you do a clean shutdown before running redsn0w.

RedSn0w 0.9.8b6 supports tethered jailbreak for iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPod Touch 3G, iPod Touch 4G and iPad 1.

You can download RedSn0w 0.9.8b6 for Windows and Mac OS here.

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iPhone 4 and 3GS Rank as Best-Selling U.S. Smartphones


Research firm NPD has recently announced results of its Mobile Phone Track report for the second quarter of 2011. Android is still leading the U.S. smartphone with 52% of the market; Apple's iPhone has 29% while BlackBerry devices only 11% of the market. But the 14-month-old iPhone 4 is continuing to lead the market in sales, and the 8 GB 26-month-old iPhone 3GS takes the second place, perhaps, because its that price now dropped to $49.

Here are the top five best-selling phones during Q2, via NPD’s Mobile Phone Track service:

  1. Apple iPhone 4
  2. Apple iPhone 3GS
  3. HTC EVO 4G
  4. HTC Inspire 4G
  5. Samsung INTENSITYII

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Download links for iOS 5 beta 6


iOS 5 beta 6 has been released recently. It is available only for Apple registered developers. But you can try it too. Remember that you do it at your own risk. Remember your UDID must be registered at Apple in order to activate your device after install.

You can download new iOS 5 beta 6 firmware and iTunes 10.5 beta 6 using the links below:

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Along with iPhone 5, Apple Is Going To Launch Cheaper 8 GB iPhone 4

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Reuters reports, citing people familiar with the matter, that Apple is preparing to launch a cheaper 8GB version of the iPhone 4 this fall.

A Korean company is currently manufacturing the flash drive for the 8GB iPhone 4, as one of the sources said on Tuesday, refusing to name the company. At present, Apple sources its flash drives from South Korea's Samsung Electronics and Japan's Toshiba.

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Apple Releases iTunes 10.4.1 with Assorted Bug Fixes


Yesterday Apple released iTunes 10.4.1 with bugs fixed, including media keys on third-party keyboards, artwork addition, movie purchasing, responsiveness, and VoiceOver.

iTunes 10.4.1 provides a number of improvements, including:

  • Fixes a problem where the media keys on some third-party keyboards work inconsistently with iTunes
  • Addresses issues with adding artwork to songs and videos
  • Resolves an issue which may cause iTunes to become unresponsive when purchasing an HD movie
  • Fixes a problem where iTunes may take longer than expected to open after waking your Mac from sleep
  • Addresses issues with VoiceOver support

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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011. 14:59

Apple Planning Entirely New Mac Product Line


Japanese site Macotakara reports that Apple may be planning on unveiling an all new Mac that is “absolutely different from current products” and potentially set for introduction by the end of the year. The site also claims that  the product will be so different from current product lines that it will indeed be given a new name.

According to anonymous source in Asian supplier company, Apple seems to be preparing project to release new Mac line-up which is absolutely different from current products until end of this year.

Though this source does not told in detail, this new Mac line seems to be clearly different products from current ones, so new product name could be given.

It’s a possibility these are the ultra-thin air-like MacBooks, or perhaps Apple is designing an all new product that will see a platform switch from Intel to ARM processors.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Monday, August 22nd, 2011. 22:30

Microsoft Exec States Tablets And Smartphones Will Not Replace PCs

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Frank Shaw, Microsoft's Corporate Vice President, said that now industry is in a “PC plus” era and rejected that “Post-PC” era has begun.

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Written by maxim

Monday, August 22nd, 2011. 17:31

iPhone 5's Battery, Back Camera, and Audio Flex Cable Parts Leaked


TVC Mall, iPhone parts supplier, has posted a few new claimed iPhone 5 parts, including the Battery, Back Camera Lens, and Headphone/Earphone Audio Jack Flex Cable. As you may notice, the new parts are different from the existing iPhone 4 parts.

The claimed iPhone 5 battery has the same shape of the existing iPhone 4 battery. The batteries have almost the same power. The specifications on the iPhone 5 battery shows 3.7V and 5.3Whr, in comparison the iPhone 4 part shows 3.7V and 5.25Whr. The only thing that slightly differs from the iPhone 4 is a connector on the battery of the iPhone 5 that is rotated.  The back camera module reveals a closely embedded camera flash, similar to the iPhone 4’s. As usual, there are no specifications.

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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Monday, August 22nd, 2011. 14:08

Early Earthquake Warning System in iOS 5 for Japanese Users


References to a "Quake Alert" notification was found in iOS 5 for Japanese users. It seems that Apple has added a new early earthquake warning notification option to iOS 5, following the devastating earthquake in Japan earlier this year.  So, Japanese users will be able to turn on early earthquake notifications at the very bottom of the iOS 5 Notification Center settings pane. The system gives warnings from seconds to one or two minutes before the earthquake hits.

Japan has the most advanced earthquake early-warning system in the world. A nationwide online system launched in 2007, it detects tremors, calculates an earthquake’s epicenter and sends out brief warnings from its 1,000-plus seismographs scattered throughout the country, one of the most earthquake-prone nations on the planet.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Monday, August 22nd, 2011. 12:16

Apple now worth as much as all euro zone banks combined

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Technology company Apple is now worth as much as the 32 biggest euro zone banks. That's the result of the DJ STOXX euro zone banks index fall, driven by sharp declines in the share price of big banks such as Spain's Santander, France's BNP Paribas, Germany's Deutsche Bank and Italy's Unicredit. Earlier on Friday the DJ STOXX euro zone banks index fell 4 percent, valuing its 32 members at $340 billion. That's based on the market capitalization of their free-float shares, which for some French banks in particular is less than 100 percent. In contrast, Apple's market capitalization has soared to $340 billion on the back of the success of innovative technology products like iPods, iPhones and iPads.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Sunday, August 21st, 2011. 22:23

Apple Testing LTE in iOS 5 and Hiring More LTE Engineers


Early last week there appeared some rumors that Apple has been testing a 4G LTE-enabled iPhone with carriers. In an "internal iOS test build" was found a property list file (.plist) for LTE. This might mean that Apple was already testing LTE hardware. This LTE.plist file, however, was found only in some of the builds (GSM iPhone 4, CDMA iPad 2) and it was related to Apple's internal "Fieldtest" application.

LTE is the term the next generation wireless broadband network that is currently being deployed by both Verizon and AT&T. Data speeds for LTE should be significantly faster than the iPhone's existing 3G network.

Other rumors suggest that it is unlikely that Apple will make the jump to LTE so early with the iPhone 5, because, as Apple's Tim Cook said, the first generation of LTE chipsets forced a lot of design compromises, and Apple was unwilling to make those compromises. Such compromises could include very short battery life for mobile phones.  But, as far as we know, AT&T had installed 4G LTE equipment in a major Apple retail store and Apple had put out a job listing for field test engineers with expertise in LTE.


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Apple, Intel and Microsoft Are Interested in Turkish Government Project


Apple, Intel and Microsoft are examining a new Turkish government project, which is aimed to find a company that could build and supply up to 15 million tablets for Turkish school children in the next four years.

In his interview to Anatolia news agency Trade Minister Zafer Caglayan told that the three companies are actively bidding on this government-funded project, which is called Fatih (means 'conqueror' in Turkish) according to Bloomberg.

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Written by SimplyMax

Sunday, August 21st, 2011. 17:36

Production of the iPad 3 Retina Display Is Still a Problem


Recently Digitimes reported that the production of the next-gen iPad’s high resolution display remains to be a problem. As a result, Chimei Innolux Corporation didn’t get certification to become an LCD provider for Apple’s next-gen tablet.

“CMI has cut into the supply chain of iPad 2, which uses IPS panels, but the new Apple tablet is more demanding in terms of resolution, the sources said. The iPad 3 will feature a 9.7-inch panel with resolution of 2,048x1,536 compared to the iPad 2's 1,024x768”.

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British Airways Cabin Crews Use iPads To Improve Customer Service

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Earlier it was reported that Delta Air Lines has tested iPads to facilitate communications with flight crews. Now, iPads are tested in cabin crews of British Airways to improve customer service aboard.

The company states that the iPad can help to identify the Executive Club status of their customers, what preferences in meal they have, their previous travel arrangements. With iPads, the cabin crew can quickly get access to a lot of necessary information such as timetables, customer service updates and safety manuals.

At present, after all passengers have boarded, cabin crew are handed a long paper containing information about up to 337 customers. Using iPads, cabin crew can just update information on the screen through 3G networks and get all the necessary data about passengers on board.

The iPad is currently tested with 100 cabin crew and British Airways plans to roll out the program to all senior crew members in the coming months.


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Written by maxim

Sunday, August 21st, 2011. 16:01